Hoboes bombard Jaguars

Laurel Hill boys basketball

T.J. White, left and Chris Saylor pressure Central ball handler Nolan Frady.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 02:09 AM.

LAUREL HILL — With all due respect to the person that said, “It’s never over until it’s over,” Friday’s District 1-A boys basketball game between Central and Laurel Hill School was over long before the final horn.

The Hoboes came out firing hitting six 3-pointers in the first quarter and 11 in the game on their way to a 70-28 win.

Less than 20 seconds into the second half the Hoboes pushed the lead to 35 points to start the running clock for the remainder of the game.

It didn’t take long for Laurel Hill (2-0, 1-0) to set the tone for the game.

Freshman Bryson Cooper hit the first of the Laurel Hill five seconds into the game. Senior Tee Calloway followed with a 3-pointer of his own 23 seconds later as the Hoboes were off and running.

And run they did a relentless full-court defense kept the Jaguar offense out of sync and on edge all night.

“Our game plan was to set the pace with our defense and our quickness,” Laurel Hill Coach Kent Zessin said. “We were fortunate to come out and shoot the ball really well tonight, which comes directly from our defense.



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